Leadership and Management Experts

FDT Group is organized to take advantage of the experience and know-how of the world’s leading experts in industrial automation, from all automation market sectors. Its leadership is dedicated to the mission of developing and promoting world-class technology that is incorporated by industrial device and system vendors and implemented by end-users in a wide range of automation applications.

Meet the FDT Group Board of Directors

FDT Group is headed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the General Assembly. The board is charged with the strategic leadership of the organization for the benefit of the members and the industry served.

Lee Lane

FDT Chairman of the Board, Rockwell Automation

François Ichtertz

Endress+Hauser

Michael Kessler

PACTware

André Uhl

Schneider Electric

Shinji Oda

Yokogawa Corporation

Ken Beatty

Flowserve

Officers to the Board of Directors

The Officers to the Board of Directors are appointed by the Board of Directors and carry out the administrative roles for the leadership team.

Glenn Schulz

Managing Director

Rogier van Dijk

Secretary

Ed Silva

Treasurer Pro Tem

Suriya Kumar Selvaraj

VP Technology

Shannon Foos

VP Standards & Associations

Meet the FDT Group Executive Committee

The FDT Board of Director’s appoints an Executive Committee (ExCom) responsible for the execution of the organization’s strategic plan. The ExCom duties are based on providing organizational direction on behalf of the board and advising the board on decisions and matters involving strategy, policy and planning.

Bastian Engel

Endress+Hauser

Shannon Foos

Rockwell Automation

Sebastian Wagner

Schneider Electric

Peter Praske

PACTware

Suriya Kumar Selvaraj

Yokogawa Corporation

Ed Silva

Flowserve Corporation

Meet the FDT Group Team

The practical implementation of strategic direction, including technology development, marketing, standardization & associations and administration, is assigned to the FDT Group Team. This group handles many of the key day-to-day functions of the organization.

Glenn Schulz

Managing Director

Katie Jones

Administrative Assistant

Maggie Carlson

Marketing Support